Information on Group Training Course In Vocational Rehabilitation andEmployment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities Workshop ManagementJFY 2004

COURSE NO. : J-04-00872

June 1, 2004 – July 24, 2004



The Japanese Government extends official development assistance (ODA) to developing countries to support self-help efforts that will lead to economic progress and a better life for the citizens of those


Since its foundation in 1974, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has implemented
Japan’s technical cooperation under the ODA programme.

Currently, JICA conducts such activities as training, dispatch of experts, provision of equipment, project-type technical cooperation, development study, dispatch of cooperation volunteers (JOCV),

survey and administration of capital grant aid programmes.

The training programme for overseas participants is one of JICA’s fundamental technical cooperation activities for developing countries. Participants come from overseas in order to obtain knowledge and

technology in a wide variety of fields.

The objectives of the JICA training programme are:

(1) to contribute to the development of human resources who will promote the advancement of developing countries, and

(2) to contribute to the promotion of mutual understanding and friendship.

The purposes of this training course are:

(1) to introduce participants (especially those who belong to vocational rehabilitation centres/workshops ) Japanese rehabilitation programmes for persons with disabilities, and

(2) to provide participants opportunities to exchange ideas and information among themselves.

Course Title (No.) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities (J-04-00872)
Duration June 1, 2004 – July 24, 2004
Deadline for Application March 28, 2004

for acceptance of the JICA office (or the Embassy of Japan)

Number of Participants 10
Language English
Target Group Managers and experts at vocational rehabilitation centers and workshops/workcenters (ex. instructor, supervisor, social worker, vocational counselor, vocational evaluator, placement officer) who resume duties at governmental or non-governmental facilities (ex. sheltered workshop, work preparation center, vocational/work evaluation center, vocational training center or other relevant facilities and companies for persons with disabilities).
Course Objectives
  1. To obtain efficient and practical theory and technique for the management of a vocational rehabilitation center, a social employment center/sheltered workshop established for the purpose of vocational/social reintegration of persons with disabilities.
  2. To have better understanding on the present situation and the relevant laws and regulations of employment, rehabilitation and social services for persons with disabilities both national and local levels.
  1. To make a practical Action Plan for the improvement in vocational rehabilitation and employment promotion of persons with disabilities.
  2. To obtain the facilitator skill as a worker for persons with disabilities.
  3. To compare Japanese welfare and employment system for persons with disabilities with those of participating countries by learning the management and present situation of sheltered workshops.
Training Institution Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with
Disabilities (JSRPD)

Address : 22-1 Toyama 1 chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162 -0052 Japan TEL : 81-3-5273-0601 FAX : 81-3-5273-1523

(81 : country code for Japan, 3 : area code)

The Planning committee includes social workers, psychiatric social workers, rehabilitation social workers, occupational

therapists, and professors

Accommodations Tokyo International Centre (JICA TOKYO)

Address : 2-49-5, Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0066, Japan TEL : 81-3-3485-7051 FAX : 81-3-3485-7904

(81 : country code for Japan, 3: area code)

If no room is available at JICA TOKYO, JICA will arrange accommodations for participants at other appropriate places.

Allowances & Expenses The Government of Japan provides the following allowances and covers the following expenses through JICA in accordance with relevant laws and regulations. Details:

Round-trip air ticket between an international airport designated by JICA and Japan, accommodation allowance, living allowance, outfit allowance, book allowance, shipping allowance, expenses for JICA study tours, free medical care for participants who become ill after arrival in JAPAN (costs related to preexisting illness, pregnancy and dental treatment are not included), etc.

The following major subjects will be covered in the course. (Please note that this is a provisional curriculum.)
(1) Introduction

Purpose: To understand institutional activities and to learn framework of Japanese rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities.

a. Present social status of persons with disabilities in Japan b. National policies and measures for persons with disabilities of Japan c. Historical development of rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities in Japan with the comparison of other countries d. Vocational rehabilitation services of Japan e. Employment measures for persons with disabilities in Japan f. Social Employment and workshop/workcenter movement in Japan (2) Country Report Presentation

Purpose: 1. To lay the foundation of mutual understanding among the participants and the Japanese relevant personnel concerning the present status of persons with disabilities especially in employment, social participation, vocational rehabilitation services and workshops/work centers in the participants’ countries.
2. To compare the situation of the vocational reabilitation in the participating countries with that of Japan. This would be important as a medium report.

(3) Study of Vocational Rehabilitation and Social Employment Centers/Workshops and Employment Measures

Purpose: To learn the situation of vocational rehabilitation, social employment centers / workshops and employment measures in Japan through the introduction and discussion.

(4) Facility Visits around Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Purpose: To observe comprehensive rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities and social employment centers/workshops as well as ordinary enterprises and to visit related government offices.

(5) Local Visits

Purpose: To observe and understand rehabilitation services, especially vocational rehabilitation and social employment services for persons with disabilities outside of Tokyo, and to expose the participants to the culture of local cities and towns in Japan.

(6) Workshop/Workcenter, Management Study

Purpose: To understand the basics of rehabilitation services, marketing, accounting, production control, and public relations through practical work experiences in workshops /workcenters.

(7) Facilitator Skills Training : Basic training as a facilitator (8) Individual Training

Purpose: To experience and study individually according to the participants’ interests for workshop/workcenters, management and related vocational rehabilitation services.

(9) Wrap-up a. Self-evaluation and preparation of final report b. Future action plan : all participants are requested to submit and make a presentation of their own action plan. c. Evaluation Applicants should : (1) be nominated by their government in accordance with the procedures mentioned in IV-1 below, (2) be in good health to undergo the training,
*It should be noted that the participants must be independent of daily activities.
As the schedule of this course includes many observation trips that would be too demanding for pregnant women, pregnancy is regarded as a disqualifying condition for participation in this training course. (3) be managers or experts at vocational rehabilitation centers/workshops or workcenters (ex. instructor, supervisor, social worker, vocational counselor, vocational evaluator, placement officer, production manager and marketing specialist) who resume duties at government or non-governmental facilities (ex. sheltered workshop/workcenter, work preparation center, vocational/work evaluation center, vocational training center or other relevant facilities and companies for persons with disabilities) on the return, (4) not be serving in the military, (5) have occupational experiences of more than two years, (6) not be medical doctors or nurses, (7) be no less than twenty-eight (28) years and no more than forty (40) years of age, and have a sufficient command of spoken and written English. (Those who need interpreter in course are disqualified even after the arrival to Japan.) (8) not be a participant of any related JICA’s training course in the past.


Participants are required ; (1) not to change course subjects or extend the course period, (2) not to bring any members of their family, (3) to return to their home countries at the end of their course according to the international travel schedule designated by JICA, (4) to refrain from engaging in political activities or any form of employment for profit or gain, and (5) to observe the rules and regulations of their place of accommodation and not to change accommodations designated by JICA.

  1. Government desiring to nominate applicants for the course should fill in and forward one(1) original and three (3) copies of the Nomination Form (Form A2A3) for each applicant, to JICA office (or the Embassy of Japan) by March 28, 2004.
  2. JICA office (or the Embassy of Japan) will inform the applying government whether or not the nominee’s application has been accepted no later than April 28, 2004.
  3. Questionnaire (ANNEX I) and Individual Report (ANNEX II) are indispensable for selection of the applicants. Please submit both documents together with the Nomination Form. Otherwise, the applicants will not be considered for selection.
  4. The participants accepted by JICA should prepare a Country Report (ANNEX III) in accordance with the directions provided in ANNEXIII and submit it together with the Nomination Form (Form A2A3). The report will be used for the screening of applicants and as athe materials for the presentation session.
  1. Pre-departure orientation is held at JICA overseas offices (or the Embassy of Japan) to provide the selected candidates with details on travel to Japan, conditions of training, and other matters. Participants will see a video, “TRAINING IN JAPAN” and will receive a textbook and cassette tape “SIMPLE CONVERSATION IN JAPANESE”. A brochure, “KENSHUIN GUIDEBOOK” will be handed to each selected candidate before (or in

    the time of) the orientation.

  2. Participants who have successfully completed the seminar will be awarded a certificate by JICA.
  3. It should be noted that applicants who participated in JICA training courses in the past will be regarded as applicants with lower priority than those without any experience of JICA training.
  4. NOTE:
    After the training course, further assistance might be considered by JICA to facilitate the implementation of some selected action plans.


1.Name: 2.Nationality: 3.Address:

4. Date of Birth: Age: Sex: M / F
5. Name of Physical Impairment, if any:

6. Mark with a ( O ) the corresponding types of your impairment:
7. Parts and conditions of impairment: outfit being used (prosthesis, orthosis, cane, hearing aids, wheelchair or other technical aids)

(1) ( ) visual
(2) ( ) auditory palsy
(3) ( ) balance
(4) ( ) voice palsy

( ) speech( ) mastication

(5) ( ) amputation of upper limbs
(6) ( ) functions of upper limbs

( ) both ( ) single

(7) ( ) amputation of lower limbs

( ) both ( ) single

(8) ( ) functions of lower limbs

( ) both ( ) single

(9) ( ) body trunk

(10) ( ) upper limbs function impaired by cerebral
(11) ( ) moving functions impaired by cerebral
(12) ( ) hearing functions
(13) ( ) kidney functions
(14) ( ) respiratory functions

( ) both ( ) single

(15) ( ) functions of bladder, rectum, small intestine
(16) ( ) epilepsy
(17) ( ) others* Please specify.

8. Do you use a wheelchair ? ( ) Yes ( ) No

If yes,

( ) Manual ( ) Electric

Width of wheelchair

( )cm  

9. Please give details with regard to any assistance or special facilities you need.


*Note: Applicant is requested to complete this individual report (typewritten in English on A4 size paper, between 5 to 7 pages, not including the attached materials) and submit to the JICA Office (or the Embassy of Japan) together with the Nomination Form.

1. Name:   2. Country: 3. Name of your organization: 4. Type of your organization:

( ) Governmental
( ) Local Governmental/Public
( ) Non-Governmental

5. Number of staff members: 6. Financial status of your organization:

( ) independent
( ) funded by
( ) subsidized by
( ) others (Please specify.)

7. Attach herewith a brochure or an annual report of your organization. 8. Attach herewith an organization chart. 9. Explain in detail the function of your organization. 10. Explain your duties in your organization. 11. During the training course, 1 to 2 weeks of individual training programme (the participants will be divided into groups according to their interests) is planned to be offered . Please describe specific aspects of vocational rehabilitation centre or workshop management/operation you would like to learn through the individual training programme.

12. Explain your expectation for this training course. Also, describe your future plan or projected/expected duties or services after returning home from Japan.

Please mention the detail requirement to this course to meet your expectation and achieve your future
plan. * Note (12) : This information will be an important factor in the selection of the participants of this course. 

The following items should be included in your Country Report. The Country Report should be typewritten in English on A4 size paper (the size of this brochure, between 5 to 15 pages). You will be requested to make a presentation of country report at an open session at the middle of the training course, focusing on the followong item NO.8 plus another of your choice comparing with that of Japan. It is advisable to prepare audiovisual aids such as video, slides, OHP sheets, pictures, maps, etc., for efficient presentation.

Name: Mr./Ms. Nationality: 1. Basic data on the country –Please indicate the year (date, if possible) and the source of each data. (1) Total population (male, female): (2) Total land area: km2

(3) Population of persons with disabilities:

Total number of persons with disabilities Percentage of each type of disabilities (visual impairment, hearing impairment, limb/trunk

impairment, intellectual disability, mental disorder, others)

2. Describe major law(s) and regulation(s) for persons with disabilities.

Name/Title Legislated Year Description/Purpose

* Attach herewith a copy of the full text of the major law(s) or regulation(s), if any. 3. Describe social welfare system and facilities for persons with disabilities in your country. * Attach herewith an organizational chart of the government and indicate which Ministry

(or Division Department or otherwise) administrates measures/systems/facilities regarding the welfare of persons with disabilities.
Attach herewith a brochure or annual report which explains the outline of the governmental measures regarding the welfare of persons with disabilities, if any.

4. Describe income maintenance programmes for persons with disabilities. 5. Explain availability of accessible environments for persons with disabilities. 6. Explain movements for/by persons with disabilities. 7. Describe outstanding issues for persons with disabilities. 8. Explain in detail vocational rehabilitation for persons with disabilities such as vocational training, employment situation and employment promotion system. 9. Describe in detail present status of workshops for persons with disabilities. 10. Describe other features regarding persons with disabilities.

CORRESPNODENCE For enquiries and further information, please contact the JICA office or the Embassy of Japan. Further, address correspondence to:

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Tokyo International Centre, (JICA TOKYO)

Address : 2-49-5, Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0066, Japan

TEL : 81-3-3485-7051 FAX : 81-3-3485-7904

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